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What: All 450 Glenorchy res­i­dents and vis­i­tors will mark 150 years of set­tle­ment at the head of Lake Wakatipu. Key events in­clude: His­tor­i­cal dis­play: At Glenorchy Hall, from Fri­day Pic­nic in Paradise: BYO pic­nic and en­joy the his­toric Paradise homestead and gar­dens on Satur­day at 10.30am TSS Earnslaw cruise and mar­ket day: Cruise from Queen­stown to Glenorchy or around Glenorchy and en­joy the water­front mar­ket day from 11am on Sun­day Glenorchy Day: from 10am on Mon­day in­clud­ing ac­tiv­i­ties at the water­front, the ar­rival of the cav­al­cade, a pic­nic lunch and group pho­tos See: glenorchy­commu­nity.co.nz with key events in­clud­ing: Open­ing cer­e­mony: More than 200 peo­ple re-en­act the 1862 gold rush at 2pm on Satur­day at the Ar­row River be­fore the of­fi­cial open­ing of cel­e­bra­tions at 2.45pm at But­lers Green and Chi­nese Vil­lage the­atre at 3pm. 150th an­niver­sary ball: Goldthemed for­mal ball on Satur­day night NZ Gold Pan­ning Champs: Have-a-go sec­tions as well as the of­fi­cial com­pe­ti­tion all day on Sun­day at But­lers Green Sun­day en­ter­tain­ment: in­clud­ing tours to the his­toric Mary McKil­lop cottage, a dis­play from the Black Pow­der Club at 12.30pm, Jazz on Buckingham Green at 2pm and a Buckingham Belles Saloon evening at 7.30pm. Mon­day events: in­clud­ing his­tor­i­cal walks, judg­ing of the best, long­est and scruffi­est lo­cal beard be­fore a shave-off at noon, amock trial at 2pm at the Old Gaol, gold tour­na­ment at the Ar­row­town Club at 1pm and the place­ment of the community’s time cap­sule at the Ar­row River at 3pm. More events and in­for­ma­tion: gold150.org.nz or ar­row­town150.co.nz

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